We haven't had any air conditioning in our van since last year. Thankfully, it was heading into winter so it didn't really matter. This spring, when it started getting a little warm outside, I decided to have my dad take a look at it. He took a look... it lasted 3 weeks. It wasn't his fault. Apparently, getting to the problem meant taking the dash apart and then putting it back together. Thankfully a church in the area let us borrow their van for those three weeks.
When I got it back, it worked on our way to Pittsburgh... even on Fort Pitt Road (See previous post). On the way home, it decided it wasn't going to work again.
I took it back to my dad Sunday night and he said he was going to put some dye in it and try to find a blockage. What in the world? Is this open heart surgery?
It didn't work even after he added 3 cans of refrigerant. He then proceeded to tell me that I needed 4 new tires, new shocks and a rack and pinon (Sp?).
This is a match even the Queen of Google is not cut out for. I told him to forget it! I am not going to put that much money into a 10 year old van with 130,000 miles. He agreed.
MEMORIAL DAY EVE 2009- YOU NEED A NEW VAN
In the meantime, he told me to take it easy in the rain. I have little tread on my tires and one could blow. Ummm... excuse me?
So, we are in a quest to find a new van. We have no idea what to do. We have never even considered buying a new vehicle, but there are some great deals out there. Clark Howard said that deals on new cars haven't been this good since 1979.
To be honest, I am not even sure we are in a great financial position to buy a car. I HATE decisions like this!
Therefore, I have totally given it to the Lord. I have prayed for wisdom. I have prayed for guidance. I have prayed and asked for His provision. Sometimes I HATE situations like these... but other times.... I LOVE them.
I think it's pretty exciting to be dependent on God completely and then watch him work. Afterall, if he own the cattle on a thousand hills, he owns all the Honda Odesseys and all the Chrysler Town and Countries, right?
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed. Any advice from all my friends and lurkers out there?